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Comcast RISE

Comcast RISE – a multi-faceted program offering grants, marketing services, and technology upgrades – was created to strengthen and empower small businesses hard hit by COVID-19. As a part of our expanded Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitment, Comcast RISE, which stands for “Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment,” aims to help small businesses owned by people of color navigate the challenges of the pandemic. This includes Black, Indigenous, Hispanic and Asian American business owners, among others.


The program will support 13,000 small businesses by the end of 2022.


Comcast RISE has named nearly 4,700 small businesses owned by people of color as recipients since November 2020.


The Comcast RISE Investment Fund has committed $11 million dollars to 1,100 small businesses owned by people of color.

When we launched Comcast RISE, we knew a profound need existed in many of the communities we serve. We now have seen firsthand how the program’s marketing and technology resources benefit the business owners who are working hard to rise above 2020, as well as their neighbors who share their commercial corridors, and their suppliers and customers up and down their resource chains.“
Teresa Ward-Maupin
SVP for Digital and Customer Experience at Comcast Business
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